UP elections 2017: Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Raebareli today
Media reports said Rahul will address two rallies in Rae Bareli town and Maharajganj in support of party candidate Aditi Singh.
Priyanka Gandhi will on Friday attend a rally in Rae Bareli along with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi ahead of the Phase 3 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017.
This rally will be Priyanka's first for the crucial Uttar Pradesh election 2017. Media reports said Rahul will address two rallies in Rae Bareli town and Maharajganj in support of party candidate Aditi Singh.
The report said Priyanka will accompany his brother, Rahul Gandhi, to these rallies in Rae Bareli Assembly constituency, which Congress President Sonia Gandhi represents in Lok Sabha election 2014. Rahul represents Amethi in Lok Sabha.
Till now, Sonia has stayed away from election campaigns, however, she might address rallies in the constituency on February 18. Assembly constituencies under Amethi and Rae Bareli which will go to polls in the 4th and 5th phase of polling in the state on February 23 and 27.
In the third phase, which will be held on February 19, UP will vote for 69 Assembly seats spread over 12 districts of the state. The districts are Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki and Sitapur.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had attacked on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that his promise of farm loan waiver is one of many such “false promises” he has made. “Modiji makes false promises, and loan waiver promise for farmers in these elections will be another promise of the same kind,” Rahul said at an election rally in Leharpur Assembly constituency.